Patti Smith

Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and artist who was a highly influential component of the punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. Called the "Godmother of Punk", she integrated the beat poetry performance style with three-chord rock. Her allusions introduced American teens to 19th century French poetry while her "unladylike" language defied the disco era. Smith is most widely known for the song "Because the Night" which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978. In 2005, Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, and in 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



Patti Smith in Columbus Circle, New York, NY, USA

Spotted: Patti Smith walking down Broadway near Columbus Circle. I win!

Patti Smith in Cort Theatre, New York, NY, USA

@carynrose Just spotted Patti Smith on red carpet for opening night of Waiting for Godot at @TwoPlaysInRep

Patti Smith in Bell Lightbox, Toronto, ON, Canada

Patti Smith sighting at my first TIFF movie, Only Lovers left Alive.

Last Sightings: Whitney Port, Patti Smith and Bob Dylan in New York City, NY, USA

When I went to New York I bumped into Whitney Port, when Patti Smith arrived she met Jimi Hendrix,Candy Darling, Bob Dylan blah blah blah

Real Time Sightings: Philip Glass and Patti Smith in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Just saw Patti Smith and Philip Glass perform their homage to Alan Ginsberg at the Edinburgh Festival. I absolutely adored it..

Celebrity Sighting: Patti Smith in Corse, France

I just saw Patti Smith & @dallasfrasca in concert in Corsica. Just amazing!

Last Check In: Patti Smith in United States

@iamfoxes Found ur music via Clarity and love it. Just saw u mention Patti Smith in article I started working in music biz at 16 for Patti.

Celebrity Finder: Patti Smith in Chicago, IL, USA

Just saw Patti Smith in concert! #mindblown #dreamcometru #lucky

Theater Scene: Patti Smith in Old Vic, Greater London, UK

Just saw Patti Smith at the Vic. She is one amazing bad ass woman. @Anna_Rose93, i wish you were there with us.

Best Celebrity Restaurant: Patti Smith in Cochon, New Orleans, LA, USA

Just saw Patti Smith @ Cochon !!

Newest Check-In: Patti Smith in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Omg positive I just saw patti smith walking down the street omg omg omg #austin

Celebrity Check-In in Museum: Patti Smith in National Centre for Perfmorming Arts, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India

Saw Patti Smith tonight in a little theatre. All pretty, acousticy, fairy lighty, just brilliant. Absolute legend.Amazing night! What a babe

Real Time Check-In: Patti Smith in Bradford, UK


Real Time Check-In: Patti Smith in The Bowery, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

@CarolynneHew I saw Patti Smith play @TheBowery on NYE 2012, she was amazing! And Just Kids - what a read!

Top Sighting: Patti Smith in Ontario, Canada

No big deal but I JUST MET PATTI SMITH ok I can die now. @ Art Gallery of Ontario

Newest Check-In: Patti Smith in Seattle, WA, USA

@ZoJoVo Ah! Love that you mention Patti Smith. Just saw her play in Seattle. Such a gracious performance.

Latest Celebrity Location: Patti Smith in Beale St, San Francisco, CA, USA

OOO Just saw Patti Smith is at Beale about icon.

Last Seen: Patti Smith in Toronto, ON, Canada

Patti Smith spotted slipping into Toronto at the island airport yesterday - in town for the Glenn Gould Gala + her art exhibition at AGO.

Celebrity Check-In: Patti Smith in Toronto, ON, Canada

Amazing what you can do with a Polaroid just saw Patti Smith Camera Solo @agotoronto

Real Time Sightings: Patti Smith in Philadelphia, PA, USA

Just saw Patti Smith @BrynMawrCollege and looking forward to the next installment - wow!

Celebrity Finder: Patti Smith in New York City, NY, USA

@built I just saw him play with Patti Smith. That dude is seriously one bad ass musician. Put that in your little notebook !!!

New Celebrity Located: Michael Stipe and Patti Smith in SVA Theater, New York, NY, USA

Super cool turnout @OnTheRoad_Movie premiere. Just saw Michael stipe and patti smith!

Just Spotted: Patti Smith in New York City, NY, USA

Heartwarming convo w guy on subway listening to Patti Smith who saw I was reading Just Kids. Take that, Kindle users!

Top Spotting: Patti Smith and Neil Young in Montréal, QC, Canada

Just saw Neil Young and Patti Smith. Outstanding!!

Real Time Sightings: Patti Smith in Center Point, AL, USA

Pretty sure I just saw Patti Smith at Center Point soup van.